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Class Schedule

Upcoming Workshops

February 24th- Say Cheese for Two- Hands-On Workshop

March 23rd- Hot Soup and Sourdough Discards

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Previous Classes

Preserving Fruit Spreads Demo

May 27th

10 am- 12 PM

UCCE Auditorium 2156 Sierra Way San Luis Obispo CA 93401

Have you created jams, marmalades, and jellies out of those beautiful Central Coast berries and citrus?  It’s time to talk canning!  If you’re into managing what goes into your food, you may be interested in jarring your own fruits in the form of jams, jellies or preserves.  

In this class, you’ll learn how to safely water bath and steam can jams and jellies as well as make quick and easy freezer jam.  It’s going to be a great jam making season with all the available fruit grown on the Central Coast! 


Fermentation: Kimchi and Kombucha Demo

April 22th

10 am- 12 PM

UCCE Auditorium 2156 Sierra Way San Luis Obispo CA 93401

Would you like to learn more about fermentation and how to make kimchi and kombucha at home? Have you tried making fermented foods at home and wondered whether certain “scums” and funky smells are foods going bad or just science at work?

Register here for our upcoming demonstration  workshop on Saturday, April 22, 2023!


Beginner's Sourdough

March 25th

10 am- 12 PM

UCCE Auditorium 2156 Sierra Way San Luis Obispo CA 93401

We’ll demystify the process of making sourdough bread in your own kitchen.  Learn how to make a sourdough starter and turn it into a delicious crusty loaf of artisan bread and clever ways to use your starter discard.

We'll also go over some of the tools required for this process and tackle some of the unfamiliar terms of the sourdough world. 

Cheese Making 

February 25th, 10:00am to 12:00pm

UCCE auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, in San Luis Obispo.

Join us for a two-hour class on making the most of your local dairy milk. UC Master Food Preservers will demonstrate how to transform milk several different ways into delicious staples you can make instead of buy.

The non-refundable class fee is $10.


Preserving Proteins

January 28, 10:00am to 12:00pm 

UC auditorium San Luis Obispo CA

Participants will learn a variety of preservation techniques for proteins including pressure canning basics, freezing, and drying.  Master Food Preservers will also discuss hot smoking as a method for adding flavor.

Resources from this class:

Drying Jerky

Canning Smoked Fish

Drying Jerky

Use and Care of Your Pressure Canner


Condiments and Chutneys

Date: October 29th 2022

Time: 10 AM-12 PM

Cost $10

Location: UCCE Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo CA 93401

Come join the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Master Food Preservers as we prepare and preserve condiments and chutneys for all palates


All About Apples

Date: September 24th 2022

Time: 10 AM-12 PM

Location: UCCE Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo CA 93401

Description: Please mark your calendars for September 24th as we present a workshop on preserving a Fall favorite, Apples! This workshop will include demonstrations in water bath canning Apple Pie filling, low and no sugar applesauce, and dehydrating apple rings.

Our 2022 Fall workshops were a huge success! Thank you to everyone who registered. We love teaching this community!

Lynn Rim wiping